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Issue 17
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2007 — Vol. 14, No. 1. This issue contains new work by 60 poets, including Lavonne Adams, Catherine Carter, Mary Crow, Lynnell Edwards, Ho Nansorhon, Colette Inez, Viktor Ivaniv, Richard Jones, Sandor Kanyadi, Katalin Ladik, Osip Mandelstam, Jeff Daniel Marion, A. Van Jordan, Mario Melendez, Phillip Memmer, Robert Morgan, Rodney Torreson, Ryan G. Van Cleave, David Wagoner, A. D. Winans, and many others. There are essays on poetry and violence by Mike White, new takes on translating Baudelaire and Eluard by J. W. Bonner, overviews of the work of A. Van Jordan and George Scarbrough, an in-depth interview with Jack Hirschman, and reviews of new books by Andrea Potos, Michael White, Ray McManus, Michael Chitwood, Jonathan Greene, Sebastian Matthews, Bill Van Every, Phebe Davidson, Keith Flynn, C. D. Wright, Jeffrey Franklin, William Pitt Root, Marijo Moore, and Mary Ann Caws.

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2006 — Vol. 13, No. 1. This is a Special Jazz Issue, compiled in collaboration with guest editor Sebastian Matthews, and containing work by 61 poets and musicians, including Bob Arnold, Dick Barnes, Marvin Bell, Hayden Carruth, Billy Collins, Stephen Cramer, B. H. Fairchild, Richard Garcia, Michael Harper, Langston Hughes, T. R. Hummer, Linda Susan Jackson, Major Jackson, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Lyn Lifshin, Al Maginnes, Caroline Mercurio, Linda Pastan, Betsy Scholl, Gerald Stern, Kevin Young, and many others. Special features include interviews with Sascha Feinstein and Charles Lloyd, essays by Fred Chappell, Jim Gardner, Jonathan Williams, Sebastian Matthews, Keith Flynn and Heather Wilson. Plus there are reviews of new books by Jay Griswold, Charlotte Matthews, Henry Taylor, Dana Wildsmith, James Applewhite, Jaki Shelton Green, Andrea Selch, Pamela Uschuk, Robert West, Paul Allen, Tim Early, and The Baby Beat Generation.

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2005 — Vol. 12, No. 1. This issue contains new work by 67 poets, including Armando Basulto, Joseph Bathanti, Cathy Smith Bowers, Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Alvaro Garcia, Jonathan Greene, Philip Lamantia, Robert Nazarene, James Norcliffe, Simon Perchik, Dan Stryk, Virgil Suarez, E. E. Sule, Hsien Min Toh, Michael White, and many others. There are several special features, including tributes to the late Cid Corman and Robert Creeley, a last interview with Philip Lamantia, Andre Breton’s first Manifesto of Surrealism (1924), with reviews of new books by Jonathan Williams, Adrienne Rich, Marilyn Kallet, Diane Gilliam Fisher, Jane Mayhall, Patrick Bizzaro, Nancy Tripp King, Yvan and Claire Goll, and Gearóid MacLochlainn.

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2004 — Vol. 11, No. 1. This is a Special 10th Anniversary Issue containing all the best poems published in the journal from 1994–2004. This gathering includes work by 125 poets, featuring Sherman Alexie, Charles Baudelaire, Robert Bly, Eavan Boland, Jorge Luis Borges, Gaylord Brewer, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Ciaran Carson, Paul Celan, Sharon Doubiago, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Peter Finch, Joy Harjo, William Harmon, Miguel Hernandez, Colette Inez, Bobi Jones, Bob Kaufman, Federico Garcia Lorca, Sorley MacLean, William Matthews, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Gabriela Mistral, Kenneth Patchen, Ron Rash, Pierre Reverdy, William Pitt Root, George Scarbrough, Patricia Smith, R. T. Smith, Gary Snyder, Jack Spicer, R. S. Thomas, Ken Wainio, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, and many others. There are also essays and analysis of the poetry of Carl Sandburg, Lorine Niedecker and William Matthews, as well as reviews of new work by Janice Moore Fuller, Jeffery Beam, Jim Clark, Keith Flynn, Joel Dias-Porter, Thomas David Lisk, and an overview of The Bloodaxe Book of Modern Welsh Poetry.

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2003 — Vol. 10, No. 1. This issue contains new work and translations from 66 poets, featuring poems by Ralph Adamo, William Baer, Charles Baudelaire, Robert Bly, Jaime Torres Bodet, Mary Crow, Joseph Enzweiler, Forrest Gander, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Marilyn Kallet, Bill Knott, Enrique Lihn, Pablo Neruda, Eunice Odio, William Ospina, Simon Perchik, Faith Shearin, Peter Stillman, Maurycy Szymel, G.C. Waldrep, and many others. This issue also contains reviews of new books by Donald Revell, C.D. Wright, Tim Peeler, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Sarah Kennedy, Emöke B’Racz, Irene Honeycutt, Jack Hirschman, Jeff Daniel Marion, R. T. Smith, and Ron Rash, with a critical overview of James Still’s Days and Ways by Carol Boggess, and an interview with Belfast poet Gearóid Mac Lochlainn.

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2002 — Vol. 9, No. 1. Features work by 56 poets, including Jorge Luis Borges, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Gillian Clarke, Keith Flynn, Nick Flynn, William Harmon, Lyn Lifshin, Antonio Machado, Niyi Osundare, Osip Mandelstam, Ron Rash, Jonathan Greene, Al Maginnes, Gaylord Brewer, Ryan G. Van Cleave, Daniel J. Langton, Dede Wilson and Fredrick Zydek. This issue also contains an interview with Menna Elfyn, three essays on Charles Wright and the American South, an overview of the poetry of Byron Herbert Reece by Fred Chappell, an essay on the Vietnam War and its effects on the poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa and Horace Coleman, and reviews of books by Thomas Meyer, Rebecca McClanahan and Jonathan Williams.

Issue 11
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2001 — Vol. 8, No. 1. 60 poets, featuring work by Sherman Alexie, Rane Arroyo, Sigfus Bjartmarsson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Horace Coleman, Gregory Corso, John F. Deane, Colette Inez, Bobi Jones, Denise Levertov, Rebecca McClanahan, Janisse Ray, R. T. Smith, Ronny Someck, Dan Stryk, Virgil Suarez and Baron Wormser. This issue includes an essay on Denise Levertov’s A Tree Telling Of Orpheus, an overview of the work of David Brendan Hopes and reviews of books by Mary Adams, Cathy Smith Bowers, Marcia Douglas, Forrest Gander, Patricia Johnson, Jeff Daniel Marion, Ron Rash, Stephen Morris Roberts and Dana Wildsmith.

Issue 10
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2000 — Vol. 7, No. 1. Special Millennial Issue featuring comprehensive biographies, bibliographies and poetry by 10 Great Neglected Poets of The 20th Century: Mina Loy, Pierre Reverdy, Yvan Goll, Lorine Niedecker, Kenneth Patchen, George Scarbrough, Jack Spicer, Bob Kaufman, Amon Liner and Frank Stanford. This issue includes essays by Jeffery Beam, J. W. Bonner, Donald Revell, Thomas Rain Crowe, Galway Kinnell, Larry Smith, Jonathan Williams, Forrest Gander, Kevin Killian, Steve Abbott, Fred Chappell, Steve Stern, Ralph Adamo and Nan Watkins. With an introduction by Keith Flynn.

Issue 9
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1999 — Vol. 6, No. 1. 40 poets, featuring work by Charles Baudelaire, Moshe Benarroch, Ferrucio Brugnaro, Sally Buckner, Michael Chitwood, Sergey Gandlevsky, R.Gerallt Jones, Marilyn Kallet, Robert Hill Long,Vladimir Mayakovsky and Robert West. This issue contains essays on Native American Poetry and Sherman Alexie, a discussion of Kent Johnson’s Doubled Flowering, an overview of the work of James Dickey, and reviews of books by Paul Allen, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Jim Clark, Janice Moore Fuller, Jonathon Greene, Susan Meyers, Errol Miller, Diana Pinckney, Dede Wilson and Isabel Zuber.

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1998 — Vol. 5, No. 1. 70 poets, featuring a special section on the poets of Hungary edited by Emoke B’Racz. Other poets featured include Mary Adams, Richard Cambridge, Jim Clark, Menna Elfyn, Clayton Eshleman, Peter Finch, Aonghas MacNeacail, Errol Miller, Gabriel Rosenstock, R. S. Thomas and Debra Wilk. This issue includes an interview with Bobi Jones and reviews of books by Annette Allen, Thomas Rain Crowe, Linda Parsons Marion, Rita Sizemore Riddle and Danielle Truscott.

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1997 — Vol. 4, No. 1. 60 poets, featuring work by Kathryn Stripling Byer, Hughes-Alain Dal, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Steve Luttrell, Jeff Daniel Marion, Jane Mead, Ed Sanders, Sharon Sharp and Dana Wildsmith. This issue features a special comprehensive section on the poets of Asheville and Western North Carolina, an essay on Poetry and Perestroika: Three New Russian Poets, an interview with Ciaran Carson, an essay on Fred Chappell and The Critics, and reviews of books by Gaylord Brewer, Ann Dunn and Meschach McLachlan.

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1996 — Vol. 3, No. 2. 48 poets, featuring work by Joseph Bathanti, Paul Celan, Duncan Glen, Jack Hirschman, Nesta Wyn Jones, Richard Lewis, Tessa Ransford, George Scarbrough, Ken Wainio and Yevgeny Yevtushenko. This issue includes an interview with Jim Wayne Miller, a review of new poets by Fred Chappell, special sections on the Breton poets of Brittany and Haiti’s Creole poets and an essay on Poetry And Time by Vladimir Soloukhin.

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1996 — Vol. 3, No. 1. 60 poets, featuring work by Anthony Abbott, Carroll Arnett, W. N. Herbert, Tom Lisk, Jim Wayne Miller, Ruth Moose, Michael O’Dea, Richard Poole, Mark David Sergeev, Larry Smith and John Trudell. With essays on the work of Gary Snyder, Patti Smith, Emile Verhaeren, Guillaume Apollinaire, Georg Trakl and Endre Ady.

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1995 — Vol. 2, No. 2. Special Celtic Issue featuring 21 poets from Scotland, Ireland and Wales, including Michael Hartnett, Eavan Boland, Peter Fallon, Bobi Jones, R.S. Thomas, Menna Elfyn, Sorley MacLean and Robert Crawford. Work by 45 other poets is also presented, including Gaylord Brewer, Debra Kang Dean, Diane Gallo, Linda Parsons Marion, Jay Rogoff, Phlip St. Clair and others. Also includes an essay on The New Celtic Poetry and a review of James Merrill’s A Scattering of Salts.

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1995 — Vol. 2, No. 1. 50 poets, featuring work by Peter Blue Cloud, Robert Bly, Philip Daughtry, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joy Harjo, Katalin Ladik, Antonio Machado, Ron Rash, Patricia Smith, and Gary Snyder with essays on Arthur Rimbaud and Jim Morrison, After Words by Joe Napora, and a review of Richard Chess’ Tekiah.

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1994 — Vol. 1, No. 2. 40 poets, featuring work by Jeffery Beam, Kenneth Chamlee, Richard Cambridge, Yvan Goll, Charles Fishman, Marijo Moore, Errol Miller and Dede Wilson, with an essay on Galway Kinnell’s The Book of Nightmares and an overview of Maurice Kenny’s America.

Issue 1
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1994 — Vol. 1, No. 1. Inagural issue featuring 22 Western North Carolina poets including Richard Chess, Thomas Rain Crowe, Ann Dunn, Keith Flynn, Katherine Graham, David Hopes, Allan Wolf and others. With an introduction by Rob Neufeld.